Maryland Bar Reciprocity

Maryland does not offer bar admission without taking the Maryland Bar Exam. All attorneys must apply for the Maryland bar exam in order to be admitted to the Maryland Bar or be specially admitted under another rule.

However, Maryland offers the Maryland Attorney’s Exam for attorneys actively engaged in the practice of law for at least ten years or five of the past ten years.

Please also see the Maryland Pro Hac Vice page to view the requirements for admission to a particular proceeding, and the Maryland Multijurisdictional Practice Rules (MJP) for legal practices that are excluded from the unauthorized practice of law.